This exceptionally graphic Shahsevan pile bagface from Northwest Persia draws a colorful geometric field of diamonds within a white lattice. Central cruciform elements, composed of small boxes, add an additional dimension from that established by the larger horizontally oriented grid. Within the white border, the diamond theme of the field is once again reinforced. This design may ultimately be traced to Shahsevan bags woven in the sumak technique. Here, knotted pile adds a soft tactile quality. The mate to this bagface sold at auction: "Textiles, Rugs and Carpets from the Collections of Bergi Andonian and Joseph W. Fell", 19 May 2011, lot 95. James Opie, 'Tribal Rugs: A Complete Guide to Nomadic and Village Carpets' (London: Laurence King Publishing), pl. 14.2. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Wendel Swan
Shahsevan bagface19th C (3rd Q)
- 1' 7"
- 1' 7"
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